Story and photos by Scott Shapiro It was not just another stroll in the park, but the Kentucky Oaks favorite found the winners’ circle yet again. Saturday afternoon’s Santa Ysabel Stakes looked like a one-horse race on paper, but instead was a two-horse battle in the lane. Don Alberto Stable’s...|
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by TERESA GENARO For J Boys Echo, the wins have come in New York...but his trainer's heart is in Kentucky. Wearing a light jacket in the freezing Aqueduct winner's circle, Dale Romans didn't need a lot to warm him up after his colt won Saturday's Gotham (G3) and 50 Kentucky Derby points...|
Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park has major Kentucky Derby implications and I’m siding with #8 Irish War Cry. The Graham Motion-trained Curlin colt returned a $10.80 win mutuel winning the February 4 Holy Bull (G2) as the third betting choice, but I’m thinking 8-5 or 9-5...|
Meydan’s Super Saturday program (starting at 7 a.m. EST) is a bit like the Roman god Janus. Facing in two directions simultaneously, it serves as the official conclusion of the Dubai Carnival season, and offers pointers to the Dubai World Cup (G1) three weeks hence. So Saturday’s seven prep races...|
A plethora of stakes, graded and otherwise (how about that Sand Springs, which has two Grade 1 winners), make Saturday's marathon 13-race Fountain of Youth Day card at Gulfstream Park attractive on a lot of fronts. The all-stakes Late Pick 5, especially, is an interesting wagering proposition. I'...|
The New York road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) continues with Saturday’s $300,000 Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct, the penultimate in the series that concludes with the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G1) on April 8. Although the Gotham is contested at the same 1 1/16-mile journey over the inner track as the most...|
This week's two Kentucky Derby preps, the $300,000 Gotham (G3) and $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2), appear to have a solid favorites in El Areeb and Irish War Cry. Thus, it could be chalky results for this week's $25,000 Kentucky Dream Bet. El Areeb is likely to be odds-on, while Irish War Cry...|
Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) is the middle leg of Gulfstream Park’s graded preps on the road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), which begins with the February 4 Holy Bull (G2) and culminates in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) on April 1. The 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth offers Kentucky...|